Tuesday, 7 April 2020

NEWS FLASH from Prescott Surgery - Easter opening hours

Dear Blogger

Important message from Jackie Jones, Prescott Surgery Patient Group.

News Flash

TO THE PATIENTS OF PRESCOTT SURGERY

 Monday 6th APRIL 2020 -

Chair, Patient Group - Jackie Jones 


Information Source – Update from Prescott Surgery

For Your Attention

Easter Opening Hours – Good Friday and Easter Monday Opening

In order to alleviate the pressure on NHS 111 and the Shropdoc out of hours services, Prescott Surgery will be open 08:30 to 18:00 on Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April for GP and Nurse telephone appointments.


You will also be able to collect medication but we will not be able to carry out doorstep deliveries on these 2 days.


 


 


 


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Monday, 6 April 2020

Coronavirus questions, on plastic and in the freezer

Dear Blogger

More information from Roger Webber about how long the virus lasts on plastic and in the freezer.


One person asked if the virus could also stick to plastic bags making it a risk when they do their shopping and bring back food wrapped in plastic. I have just looked this up on the internet (search for covid-19 and plastic) and yes this is possible but how much this is a reality would need further testing. My advice if you want to be extra careful is to wash the plastic bag with the food inside in a bowl of washing up liquid as this is a soapy solution designed to break down fat. 

Another question was about the survival of covid-19 in freezers which you can also look up on the internet, as it does survive for quite a time in freezing conditions. The concern of my friend was that when food was brought back to room temperature then food stored for some time could have the virus and infect people. Here again it is a theoretical possibility but I would think unlikely in reality. If people are worried then they could similarly wash the storage bag after it has defrosted, with the food inside it, in a soapy solution of washing up liquid. Cooking will kill the virus if it is in the food.

Roger Webber


Coronavirus - all the information you need

Dear Blogger

Some very useful and enlightening advice about the Coronavirus

It has been checked by Roger Webber, author of CommunicableDisease Epidemiology and Control: A Global perspective.   

 The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.            

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

      JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL


Hotmail addresses

Dear Blogger

On 31st March 30 messages to hotmail addresses on the Mailing List were rejected as undeliverable. 

If possible, advise hotmail that eleventowns.org.uk is not sending spam, because someone with a hotmail address has marked one of my mailing list messages as spam.

The first message to be returned on 31st March was headed
Something to look up to - lots  of activities in the sky above us at 8.17 tonight
and the last email to be returned was 4th April and headed
News and updates from the Qube

In all, 19 messages to hotmail addresses from 31st March to 4th April were returned. If you want to know what you missed, go to

Yo's blog: http://yo-emails.blogspot.co.uk
PLEASE don`t reject messages as spam - JUST DELETE!



Sunday, 5 April 2020

PLANTS FOR SALE at Brownhill House, all proceeds to charity

Dear Blogger

It seems the 30 email addresses on the mailing list did not receive 19 messages between 31st March and 4th April, then things settled down last night.

I am now sending out this important message again in the hope we can raise more money fo the National Gardens Scheme list of charities.

PLANTS FOR SALE FOR CHARITY

It really is so sad that hundreds of gardens are unable to open for the National Gardens Scheme because of the coronavirus. This will be devastating for all the charities the scheme are able to support with the millions of pounds we collect normally from our openings.

In an effort to raise even a fraction of that money Brownhill House have lists of our shrubs and perennials for sale.


SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS FOR SALE AT BROWNHILL HOUSE - See attached lists

Please order plants by email and we can arrange day/time to collect and pay in the tin provided.  For larger orders we can take card payments by phone.  All proceeds from plant sales will go to charity.

You can access images of the plants listed on line.

Roger and I look forward to hearing from you.


Willow Gallery Newsletter

Brownhill House Garden - Ghost children in the wood

Dear Blogger

Lots more about Willow Gallery if you go to their website. - www.willowgalleryoswestry.org.

WILLOW GALLERY Oswestry
Newsletter April 2020





 

ALLANAH PIESSE Searching for Poetry / Awenydd Acrylic on board
LOCKDOWN
The gallery (and our  lovely on-site eatery) will remain closed until further notice. Anyone who has booked tickets for live music or to attend a workshop is being contacted with details of refund/transfer options.

While we are closed, please keep in touch via our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also see our website for online sales - art from our exhibitions or craft items from our shop. 
For a more affordable way to buy, we also offer interest-free loans.

Hopefully the extended absence of live gatherings at the gallery will make their return even more special - and we hope to welcome you back soon. Meanwhile we hope all our subscribers stay well during this uncertain period.


Dear Blogger

Message from Willow Gallery Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Lots more about Willow Gallery if you go to their website. - www.willowgalleryoswestry.org.

WILLOW GALLERY Oswestry
Newsletter April 2020





 

ALLANAH PIESSE Searching for Poetry / Awenydd Acrylic on board
LOCKDOWN
The gallery (and our  lovely on-site eatery) will remain closed until further notice. Anyone who has booked tickets for live music or to attend a workshop is being contacted with details of refund/transfer options.

While we are closed, please keep in touch via our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also see our website for online sales - art from our exhibitions or craft items from our shop. 
For a more affordable way to buy, we also offer interest-free loans.

Hopefully the extended absence of live gatherings at the gallery will make their return even more special - and we hope to welcome you back soon. Meanwhile we hope all our subscribers stay well during this uncertain period.


Shropshier from the air enjoy on line now & visit later

Brownhill House Garden - `Vanessa` and the Auricula Theatre - they like to be sheltered to display their lovely velvety flowers.

Dear Blogger

We can`t go out and enjoy Shropshireand the Welsh Borders in real life but take a look at these lovely videos and you might find somewhere yu would love to visit `On the other side` of the lockdown.

We are making sure Shropshire is not forgotten!

Just to let you know we are working hard on social media to keep Shropshire firmly in the minds of future visitors. In addition to providing useful coronavirus information we are posting regular reminders of Shropshire's attractions to our 12,000+ followers.

One of our current campaigns is to release a series of video tours using footage taken from our drone over recent years. The first one can be viewed now on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RicbS_LHCPs.

You can also view it on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/virtualshropshire/

Please help spread the word by sharing the video on your own social media channels.  

The videos will be available for free distribution in mp4 format - please email me if you would like a copy. 

WELCOMING THEM BACK

When we get the 'all-clear' it is anticipated that there will be a mass influx of visitors desperate to escape isolation. We want to be as ready as possible for this and will be implementing both social media and search engine campaigns to make sure Shropshire and our customers get maximum benefit.

>From your point of view can we help at all? Have you checked your web listing / web site to make sure your details are up to date?  Do you need to upgrade your website?  

This message is being sent out to current & ex-customers. If your membership has lapsed please consider re-joining. We will be putting a lot of time and effort into these campaigns and really would appreciate any additional funding.

Please contact me via info@virtual-shropshire.co.uk or call 07512 827435 if you would like help or to rejoin.. 

Our Twitter account is at  https://twitter.com/vshropshire/     (12,500 followers)

Our Facebook Page is at https://www.facebook.com/virtualshropshire/


Many thanks and stay safe

Paul & Sabine


Saturday, 4 April 2020

Update from Shropshire County Council

Dear Blogger

Someone wrote and said this message was unreadable (thank you, how else would I know).

So I am copying and pasting the whole contents of the email from Shropshire County Council - hope this helps.

Coronavirus update from Shropshire Council

NHS banner - stay home protect the NHS save lives

Coronavirus (COVID-19) What you need to do

Stay at home

Please follow the latest Stay at Home advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Do not meet others, even friends and family
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms.

You are currently subscribed to updates from Shropshire Council.  The information our page has been updated and the results are ready to view as follows:

Coronavirus: grants now available to small businesses and retail / leisure businesses

02-04-2020 04:54 PM BST

Shropshire√Ęs small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, can apply for Government funding through the coronavirus COVID-19 Small…

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Coronavirus: Keeping busy with Shropshire Archives

02-04-2020 02:22 PM BST

While Shropshire Archives is closed due to coronavirus, there are a number of ways you can stay engaged. All of our events…

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Coronavirus: Council streetworks team supplies signage for new assessment centre

02-04-2020 02:06 PM BST

Shropshire Council√Ęs streetworks team has been working closely with the NHS and highways contractor Kier to supply the signage and equipment needed…

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Updates from the Government

To see the latest Government updates about COVID-19, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Willow Gallery spring newsletter

Brownhill House Garden - Ghost children in the wood

Dear Blogger

Lots more about Willow Gallery if you go to their website. - www.willowgalleryoswestry.org.

WILLOW GALLERY Oswestry
Newsletter April 2020





 

ALLANAH PIESSE Searching for Poetry / Awenydd Acrylic on board
LOCKDOWN
The gallery (and our  lovely on-site eatery) will remain closed until further notice. Anyone who has booked tickets for live music or to attend a workshop is being contacted with details of refund/transfer options.

While we are closed, please keep in touch via our website, Facebook and Instagram. Also see our website for online sales - art from our exhibitions or craft items from our shop. 
For a more affordable way to buy, we also offer interest-free loans.

Hopefully the extended absence of live gatherings at the gallery will make their return even more special - and we hope to welcome you back soon. Meanwhile we hope all our subscribers stay well during this uncertain period.


News & updates from Qube, Oswestry

Floods - seems a very long way now that the garden needs more rain!

Dear Blogger

Message from Qube, Oswestry more information on their website  qube-oca.org.uk

Latest News and Updates from Qube

Our building may be closed right now but we are still working hard behind the scenes, doing our utmost to keep in touch with as many of our service users as we can. We know how important it is to feel that someone somewhere cares. We do!

Qube will continue to monitor the situation and, wherever possible, adapt the support and services we offer to deliver the best for our community during this difficult time.

Regular updates will be available on our website and social media. If you would prefer to speak to someone just give Qube a call. We are here to help and offer you support!

Please stay in touch and keep safe.

Current exhibition

We have moved our 'Lines' Photography exhibition online so anyone can enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own homes. You can still vote for your People's Choice winner too! 

Click here to view all 121 entries...

Qube Arts Open 2020

Our annual Arts Open returns for 2020 with a brand new theme: Reflections. Any medium is welcome, 2D or 3D.

Deadline for entries is 11th July 2020.

Click here for full details...

With all our volunteers self isolating at the moment, Morrisons supermarket in Oswestry and Lakeside coaches in Ellesmere have very generously stepped in to help us continue to support our members and other vulnerable people in and around Oswestry, by delivering shopping and taking Dial-a-Ride members to medical appointments. Qube would like to say a huge thank you to Morrisons and Lakeside Coaches for all their help!
Looking for activities to do at home? We'll be putting ideas and resources on our website to help you get creative. Click here to see the latest craft ideas...

There are lots of people isolating at the moment who are struggling to find things to do. If you're an artist or craftmaker who can help provide resources we would love to hear from you.
Our Work in Progress craft sessions for women are currently on hold until later in the year. We will be back! In the meantime, follow the dedicated Instagram page for updates and ideas. We would love to see what you're working on so please send us your creations and we'll be happy to share them!


Family History- free access & north west relief road

Brownhill House garden - Sit and watch the farmer, they are rarely closer than 2 metres

Dear Blogger

It is possible that everyone has received this series of onformation emails from Shropshire County Council, but if not, there are two subjects which might be of interest.

Coronavirus: Free access to Ancestry Library Find my Past while all Shropshire Libraries are closed for the lockdown

                     More time to have your say on the Shrewsbury north west relief road

Perhaps it will be as quiet as it is now if that road were built

Friday, 3 April 2020

Lost Dog

DearBlogger

Message from Christina Russell,Little Ness


Our friends have lost their dog Ollie and have sent most of today looking for him around Pimhill Hill, wondering if you send this poster around ? 

WE ARE ALL tomorrow`s history - You and corona virus

Dear Blogger

Many thanks to those of you who have returned your details for the 1911 Ruyton People 2020 project.

Think about this:-

These are very strange times in all our lives, something that has never happened before or, hopefully, will again - unless it is in a science fiction story.  Perhaps we will be telling future generations about our experiences during the coronavirus emergency as others told us about living on the Home Front and the celebrations of VE day.

PEOPLE TODAY ARE TOMORROW`S HISTORY

Do consider writing what it has been like for you, write a poem, a story, a diary, or your thoughts on how you think the Coronavirus will change our lives in the future.

This project is something to set the children on, their thoughts will be particularly poignant in 50 year`s time.

Surely we must all have already been affected, for some, perhaps more cooking and eating round the table, more time to discuss the situation, time to do decorating or gardening, playing board games, taking up running - having furious rows with other members of the family or finding time to  do things together.   What have you missed?  What are you looking forward to when it is all over? Have you got to know your neighbours?  Have you taken up a new hobby?    Has it made you thing outside the box about your lives, contributing to the community, thinking about our lives in 2020.

Paintings, drawings and photographs would add tremendously to the recorded history.

Written pieces like this would make a fantastic addition to our 1911 Ruyton People 2020 research and I think we can appreciate that we are living through an event which will be history to future generations.

Please send me your thoughts or contributions or, if you prefer, just a title of your poem, story or memoir of this time.  We can work on details later.

YOU ARE TOMORROW`S HISTORY


PLANTS FOR SALE at Brownhill House - all proceeds to charity

Dear Blogger

PLANTS FOR SALE FOR CHARITY

It really is so sad that hundreds of gardens are unable to open for the National Gardens Scheme because of the coronavirus. This will be devastating for all the charities the scheme are able to support with the millions of pounds we collect normally from our openings.

In an effort to raise even a fraction of that money Brownhill House have lists of our shrubs and perennials for sale.

SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS FOR SALE AT BROWNHILL HOUSE - See attached lists

Please order plants by email and we can arrange day/time to collect and pay in the tin provided.  For larger orders we can take card payments by phone.  All proceeds from plant sales will go to charity.

You can access images of the plants listed on line.

Roger and I look forward to hearing from you.

12. Heavenly Herbs from the Three Growbags

Dear Blogger

The last message I will be sending out from the Three Growbags.  If you would like to continue receiving their valuable advice, please sign up on the blog to receive regular posts.

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We really hope we've talked you into growing some vegetables this summer, perhaps for the first time which is very exciting, and Laura has expounded on the subject of fruit. Let's try some herbs now! Most are a cinch to cultivate, and they're just as great for containers, hanging baskets, planters, balcony window-boxes etc as they are for a pretty little herb garden by the back-door............................
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